Mary Lorraine's Dance Center Competitive dance team offers Omaha dancers a great opportunity to learn, grow, and experience dance in a whole new way!
Most dancers only perform on stage or in front of an audience maybe once or twice a year. But competitive dancers perform multiple times throughout the year at competitions, showcases, and dance recitals! Performing on a stage is fun and exhilarating. More performance experience also allows dancers to become more comfortable on stage and work through nerves and adrenaline.
Constructive Feedback From Judges:
Dance Competitions allow dancers to perform in front of national dance judges who have a wealth of knowledge in teaching and performing. They have judged dancers all around the world. Their feedback gives dancers information to grow. Dance Competitions also travel right here to Omaha, so dance studios in Omaha can easily attend.
In conjunction with competing, many dance competitions offer educational workshops for the dancers to attend and learn new styles and techniques from the judges themselves or highly acclaimed faculty! Another opportunity to grow as a dancer!
This is two-fold. Growth as a dancer and as a person. Being a competitive dancer entails an in-depth level of study. It means taking extra dance classes and rehearsals. Dancers who take more classes and work at a focused level improve their skills exponentially. Plus, add the additional feedback from their teachers and judges!
But this growth is in character too! Competing drives dancers to work their hardest, practice and be dedicated to a goal.
Organization and responsibility is gained from balancing more rehearsals, choreography, and costumes.
Resiliency is gained from taking feedback and applying it whether you place 1st or 3rd.
Teamwork is gained in being in group dances, where we have to work together. Every member of the team’s skills are important to the group’s performance.
Self-improvement is something dancers can apply to the rest of their lives!
Whenever you enter any type of competition, there will always be someone who scores the highest and takes the top award. Some days that may be you. Other days it may be someone else. Learning how to win gracefully and humbly while still knowing you can improve, is a good lesson. Learning how to lose gracefully and take the feedback to continue to grow is equally important.